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October 27, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

October 27, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED November 2nd. See bottom for late additions.

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October 26 – Abbeyfield Tea and Tour. ++++
Abbeyfield House on Parkdale Ave. holds an Open House on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to Abbeyfield to tour our facilities. Our cook bakes us a cake to have with tea, and we take groups of visitors around the house that provides accommodation for 10 seniors. For more info see; http://abbeyfieldottawa.ca/MainPages/news.html

October 28 – Music on a Mission. ++++
Family Services Ottawa’s Music Trivia Fundraiser at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall. The ultimate game night, register your team ASAP (up to 10 players – perfect for friends, family, and/or co-workers/clients)! Our Early Bird price of $475/table! After September 16th, price for a table is $550. Book today before we sell out at http://www.musiconamission.ca/registration/ , and help Family Services Ottawa ( http://www.familyservicesottawa.org ) launch another 100 years of stronger individuals, stronger families.

October 28 – Nepean High School United Way Pancake Breakfast.
This annual fundraiser is for the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (DSYTC) Foundation and the United Way. A wide variety of breakfast favourites will be served up at Nepean High School (574 Broadview Ave.) between 7:30 a.m. and – 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door.

October 28 – Arts Night.
This month’s Arts Night takes place at 7:30 p.m. on October 28 at First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave (off Richmond Rd.) You are invited to hear artists talk about, demonstrate or perform their art. This event includes Helen McCuaig, writer; Eric Robinson, visual artist; Hanna MacNaughtan, painter/harpist. Admission is $5. For information call 613-725-1066 .

October 28 – Thirteen Strings Concert ++++
“Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” 7:30 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, featuring Ottawa violinist and international rising star, Kerson Leong. Also Guitarist-composer Ramses Calderon, from El Salvador, performs his new concerto. Seehttp://www.thirteenstrings.ca for details.

October 29 – Bazaar and Art Sale in Westboro.
Affordable artwork and jewellery by local artists. Great selection of used books. Knitting, home baking and our friendly café. Westminster Presbyterian Church, (470 Roosevelt Ave., two blocks south of Richmond Road) Saturday October 29th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 29 – Gala parish dinner and fundraiser.
The congregation at St Martin’s Anglican Church in McKellar Park is hosting gala parish dinner and fundraiser Saturday, October 29th. The dinner is to celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the birth of the Parish Saint and namesake, Saint Martin of Tours. Guests of honour for the evening include five previous incumbents dating back to 1954. Proceedings will also pay tribute to volunteers involved with a number of the church ministries in recognition of their steadfast commitment to serving. Advance tickets can be arranged by emailing the church at stmartins@gmail.com .

October 29 – Ottawa Family Cinema Halloween Movie-Party! ++++
Free gift for all kids! Treats! Prizes for best costumes! Plus on the big screen in 3D…”The BFG (3D)” 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. See http://www.familycinema.ca/shows/3191.html for more details. Ottawa Family Cinema is located at Notre Dame HS Auditorium, 710 Broadview Avenue.

October 29 – Hispania! ++++
8:00p.m. at Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill at Byron. Concert of beautifully unusual and rarely performed repertoire of Medieval and Renaissance Spain. Performers are a blended group of Ottawa musicians with singer Sylvia Larrass, Greg Weeks on cello and tabla, Graham Lindsey on percussion and flute, and Celtic harp duo Acacia Lyra, with Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon. See Spirit of Rasputin’s website http://rasputins.ca.

October 30 – Shakespeare in Song. ++++
The Cantata Singers of Ottawa present “Shakespeare in Song” Sunday, October 30, 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod Street. CSO Artistic Director Andrew McAnerney will give a pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m., exploring the fascinating origins of some of the music we’ll be presenting. Tickets are available online at http://www.cantatasingersottawa.ca .

November 1 – The Pumpkin Path is back.
On Tuesday, November 1, bring your Halloween pumpkin to the Byron Linear Tramway Park (along the pathway just east of Island Park Drive). Come back between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to walk a path of glowing pumpkins. Candles will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

November 3 – Improving Health Through Dynamic Posture.
Come and join Dr. Chandan Brar for an interactive class on improving your posture naturally. You will learn how posture is connected to your digestion, breathing and even a healthy prolonged life. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/improving-health-through-dynamic-posture .

November 5 – Parkdale United Church Bazaar.
The Parkdale United Church Bazaar will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at 429 Parkdale Ave. at Gladstone. Gourmet foods, jewelry, crafts, antiques, collectibles, kitchen- bath, vintage linens, fashion boutique, art, books, plants, silent auction, cafe, attic treasures. For information call 613-728-8656 or go to http://parkdaleorchestra.ca/season/index.htm .

November 7 – How the Internet works … and doesn’t.
Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to troubleshoot things when they don’t work as they are supposed to. Note: This is a fairly technical presentation. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/how-internet-works-and-doesnt

November 10 – Heart Healthy Eating.
In this class led by Registered Dietitian Chantal from Loblaws you will learn how to manage your heart health through lowering your cholesterol and managing your sodium intake. In this class we will explore the variety of foods you can add to your diet to improve your heart health! Offered as part of the À la Carte food literacy project and is funded by the Government of Ontario.
Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/heart-healthy-eating

November 12 – Homage to Patagonia.
A talk on the origins of the Welsh in Patagonia, performances of Patagonian music, Patagonian snacks and a demo of the tango. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday, Nov. 12, Tickets $20 must be purchased by November 1st. For more info e-mail marilyn.e.jenkins@sympatico.ca or visit http://ottawawelsh.ca .

November 14 – Wearable Art Workshop: Junk to Jewels / Atelier d’art à porter: Recyclo bijoux.
Using found objects, Migno and Josée will guide students into creating beautiful pieces of mixed media modern art. Presented in partnership with MASC/En se servant d’objets trouvés, Migno et Josée guideront les élèves dans la création de belles pièces de médias mixtes. Offert en partenariat avec MASC. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required/inscrivez-vous. For more information/pour plusieur information https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/junk-jewels-recyclo-bijoux

November 15-19 – Show at the Gladstone in support of DIFD. ++++
Indie women productions inc. (iwp) present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre November 16 to 19 (7:30 p.m.), with a preview presentation November 15th and 2:30 matinee on the 19th. Alongside the actors will be a celebrity speller and three spellers randomly chosen from the audience. As with all indie women productions, it will be a fundraiser, with all proceeds from the silent auction, bake sale, donations and 10% of ticket sales going to DIFD (Do It For Daron). DIFD encourages young people to talk about mental illness and to ask for help when needed. See http://www.indiewomenproductions.com . Ticket prices are $22-$38 available on line at http://www.thegladstone.ca .

November 17-18 – OHS Auxiliary’s Christmas Craft Sale.
9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Westgate Mall. Sale of lovely handmade crafts support the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society Shelter. For more info 613-823-6770 or go to https://facebook.com/OttawaHumaneSocietyAuxiliary .

November 19 – “Donnelly and Petersen”. ++++
The Parkdale United Church Orchestra is pleased to present a concert entitled “Donnelly and Petersen” Saturday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m., showcasing oboe and trumpet soloists Anna Petersen and Karen Donnelly. The program includes works by Richard Strauss, Aaron Copland, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Leroy Anderson. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Free admission for ages 12 and under. For more information, please visit our website at http://parkdaleorchestra.ca/season/index.htm .

November 19 – All Saints Village Fair.
The Village Fair at All Saints Westboro (347 Richmond Road; west of Churchill) will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. Church bazaars and villages fairs are a great source of well-made, inexpensive Christmas gifts! Drop by for a selection of arts, crafts, linens, jams, jellies, baked goods, books, X-mas treasures, and silent auction!
For more information contact office@allsaintswestboro.com or go to http://allsaintswestboro.com .

November 19 – Fall Fair at First.
Visit the popular Fall Fair at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, Saturday Nov. 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Silent Auction (including Valuable Art), Clothes, Collectables, Flea Market, Home Made Lunch are planned. Great deals on gently used clothes, books, and timeless treasures! Newly knitted items, jewellery, stamps and coins, electronics, CDs, DVDs. See http://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca for more info or call 613-725-1066 .

November 19 – Contra Dance at the Churchill Recreation Centre.
Contra dancing is an easy social dance to live music. No experience necessary, there is a beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the dancing starts at 8. All dances are taught and guided. No partner necessary. Just bring a water bottle and a smile. Entrance fee is $12. Go to http://ottawacontra.ca for more information.

November 19 – Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair.
Saturday Nov. 19th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington W. Volunteers and baked goods still needed, contact info@hintonburg.com .

November 20 – Guided Tree Tour. ++++
“Tree Forms and Shapes, Selection and Identification”, Tree forms and shapes, selecting trees for a purpose. Meet at Museum of Agriculture parking lot (SW of the traffic circle) 2 p.m. Free to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted. http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ http://friendsofthefarm.ca/event/tree-forms-and-shapes-selection-and-identification/ .

November 26 – Food Bazaar.
St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church (579 Parkdale Ave. (corner of Sherwood Drive) will be holding its annual Food Bazaar on Saturday November 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 613-236-2087.

November 28 – Newswest AGM.
Newswest’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday November 28, in the Laurel Room of the Hintonburg Community Centre at 1064 Wellington West, at 7 p.m. At the AGM, new board members are elected for a 2-year period by members of Newswest. Membership is open to anyone in Ward 15 and costs $5. per year. If you would like to have a say in directing Ottawa’s longest running community newspaper, the Nov. 28 Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to participate.

November 30 – Ottawa Family Christmas Concert.
This concert is in support of the Huntington Society of Canada and will be taking place Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Bromley Road Baptist Church (1900 Lauder Dr.) Join us for an evening of music and socializing to get you in the holiday spirit. With performances by Voices of Harmony and Soloist Sonja Milsom, it will be a wonderful festive evening. A great event for the entire family! Stay after the show for some Christmas baking and punch, and to talk with the entertainers, and friends of the Ottawa Chapter. Tickets are $20. Children 10 and under are free. All proceeds will go directly to the Huntington Society of Canada. You can purchase tickets online at https://secure.hscevents.ca/registrant/TicketingCatalog.aspx?eventid=204600 . For more information contact Sharon Haig at 613-739-4446, Sharon.haig@sympatico.ca .

November-December – Friends of the Farm’s new book ‘Blooms’ ++++
Is about the Ornamental Gardens at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm A wonderful gift for anyone who loves gardens and flowers, as well as a treat for those interested in Canadian history. It is the Friends’ contribution to the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Available at http://friendsofthefarm.ca/ and local bookstores.

Wednesday Night Bingo.
Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-3475.

Third Friday Song Circle.
Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 345 Richmond Road), every 3rd Friday of every month (next on Friday October 21, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs from the 50s to the 80s, Celtic and other folk music. Cost: $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 .

Carlingwood toastmasters. ++++
Looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Join us at Carlingwood Toastmasters every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 at St. Martin’s Church 2120 Prince Charles Road. Find us online at http://carlingwoodtoastmasters.org for more information.

The OWCS Grocery Bus. ++++
For Seniors in Hintonburg, Carlington and Westboro who need assistance with grocery shopping. For only $6 Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) provides door to door transportation and help with bagging and carrying of purchases. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, the bus departs OWCS at 9am, picks up seniors from their homes and takes them shopping at local supermarkets. For more information about the Grocery Bus and other OWCS programs, please contact the office at 613-728-6016 ( and look for their article, September 1st in Newswest ).

English conversation group
Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration is required for this drop-in class. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to Tuesday, December 13, 2016. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/english-conversation-group-tuesdays-groupe-de-conversation-en-anglais-mardis-mardi .
++++ For Rosemount Library’s second Wednesday of the month, English Conversation Circle (7:00 p.m.) see https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/english-conversation-circle-0

Carlingwood Reading Group #1. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, first Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
November 2nd : “Room” by Emma Donoghue
December 7th : “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
January 4th 2017: “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan
February 1st : “Requiem” by Frances Itani
March 1st : “Exit Lines” by Joan Barfoot
April 5th : “The Story of a New Name” by Elena Ferrante
May 3rd : “Outline” by Rachel Cusk
June 7th : “Such A Long Journey” by Rohinton Mistry.
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-reading-group-1 .

Carlingwood Reading Group #2. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
November 9th 2016 – “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini
December 14th 2016 – “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
January 11th 2017 – “The Empress Dowager Cixi” by Jung Chan
February 8th 2017 – “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters
March 8th 2017 – “The Finkler Question” by Howard Jacobson
April 12th 2017 – “Solitude Creek” by Jeffrey Deaver
May 10th 2017 – “Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler
June 14th 2017 – “Hero’s Walk” by Anita Rau Badami
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/carlingwood-reading-group-2 .

Causerie littéraire. ++++
(Carlingwood Library Drop-in Program, language is French). Venez discuter littérature avec d’autres passionnés dans une atmosphère détendue! Septembre–Novembre, tous les troisièmes jeudis 14h30-15h30. Visitez https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/causerie-litt%C3%A9raire .

Carlingwood Film Club. ++++
Drop-in, Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style-chat about film and cinematography! The Film Club runs from September to November, then resumes from March-May, the last Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
October 27th – “Qimmit”
November 24th – La Mémoire Des Anges/”The Memories of Angels”
March 30th – “Journey to Oblivion”
April 27th – “CBQM”
May 25th – “Reel Injun”
See https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-film-club for more info.

Painter’s Circle.
Do you want to paint, but just don’t do it at home? Join a friendly group on Tuesday mornings at the Unitarian Church on Cleary Ave. All levels of ability are welcome, although there is no teaching, so participants are expected to know how to paint already. $10 fee goes entirely to the church. For full details contact Clea Derwent 613-695-0505; clderwent@gmail.com .

Bytown Swing. ++++
Come dance Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing with us on Saturday nights in Ottawa. Grab a pair of indoor shoes and get ready to hit the dance floor. Non-profit, holds a dance every Saturday at Studio X, 122-250 City Center Avenue ( 3 minute walk from the Bayview Transitway stop ). Parking available. Beginner lessons start at 8:15 p.m., DJ’d social dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. Cost is just $7 cash at the door and $5 for students and seniors. See http://bytownswing.com or https://www.facebook.com/bytownswing/ .

The National Capital Peace Council. ++++
is a network of Ottawans who are dedicated to peace at all levels and who were touched by Grandfather Commanda’s vision for Victoria Island. We wish to assist its realization in any appropriate manner possible. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. for a complimentary breakfast at Donna’s Express/Newport Restaurant on Churchill Ave. and Scott Street, listen to interesting guest speakers and enjoy compelling conversation. Our meetings are open to all peace loving people.

Funding crisis at Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. ++++
Ottawa region’s only bird rehab centre seeks public’s help to cope with influx of injured, sick or abandoned birds. To learn more about its first annual “Birds of All Feathers” fundraising campaign visit http://www.wildbirdcarecentre.org and follow the link to the campaign website.

Late Additions:

November 18 & 19 – Moving sale.
Many items will be available at the Institut Jeanne d’Arc (373 Princeton Avenue) moving sale. Doors will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. For sale: tables, chairs, desks, dressers, beds, lamps, dishware, crystal, microwaves, linen, wool blankets, bedspreads, office supplies, clocks, tools, piano, paintings, plants, CD’s, cassettes (mainly classical music) and much more.

November 19 – Champlain Park Craft Fair.
Champlain Park will host its craft fair event at the field house (149 Cowley) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and shop for handmade jewelry, stained glass, soaps, knitting, sewing, art cards, homemade holiday cookies and much more. For details, call 614-728-1945 or go to http://champlainpark.org .

November 25 – Arts Night.
See presentations and performances by Laura Golden, poet; Marie Rakos, visual artist; Imelda Basudde, vocalist/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. (off Richmond Rd.) Admission is $5. For more information call 613-725-1066 .

November 26 – Churchill Alternative School Craft Sale.
Arts and crafts from local artisans, baking, second hand books, kids shopping area, hot food, and holiday crafts. Come celebrate the season at Churchill School (345 Ravenhill Avenue) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

November 26 – Xmas Bake Shop, Bistro and Baubles.
St. Martin’s Christmas Bake Shop, Bistro and Baubles Bonanza is on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stock up on Yuletide baking, enjoy a pleasant lunch with entertainment and a wallet friendly assortment of unique gift selections in jewellery, home décor treasures, knitted goods, craftware, festive decorations, fashion accessories, plus an exclusive 2017 calendar featuring St Martin’s stained glass window.

December 1 – Knight at Nepean.
Knight at Nepean is Nepean High School’s annual fundraiser for programs and clubs that directly benefit students. Everyone is invited! Tickets are available online online at http://knightatnepean.com . The event includes an Italian-themed dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a silent auction and a cash bar. For more information, or to donate a silent auction item, contact knightatnepean2016@gmail.com .

December 3 – Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show and Sale.
This unique gathering of local urban artisans, handcrafted items & gourmet foods. event is taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher Park School (250 Holland Ave.). Free parking at the front of the school on Holland Avenue and at the back of the school access by Harmer Ave. North. Admission is free. BBQ and refreshments are available.

December 5 – WBCA’s AGM.
You are invited to the annual general meeting of the Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) on Monday December 5th at the Field house located on 29 Van Lang Private at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be local historian Dave Allston. He will speak on the 145th anniversary of the great fire that torched Skead’s Mill at Westboro Beach. Learn the history before Westboro residents gather at the beach this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. There will also be a short business meeting reporting on WBCA activities in the past year and election of officers. For further information, contact us at infowestborobeach@gmail.com , visit our website http://www.westborobeach.ca or become a friend of Westboro Beach Community on Facebook and connect with us on twitter @WestboroBeachCA .


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